Resources for Families

Resources for Families

Responding to and Processing National and International Tragedies + Events

American Academy of Pediatrics page entitled “How to Talk With Kids About Tragedies & Other Traumatic News Events”

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology page entitled “News and Children”

National Association of School Psychologists document entitled “Promoting Compassion and Acceptance in Crisis”

National Association of School Psychologists document entitled “Supporting Youth Affected by the Violence in Israel and Gaza.” This document has tips for parents and educators for addressing this specific and most recent war and advice for managing student exposure to violence and conflict in the media in general. The information applies to children from elementary to high school.

Talking to Your Child About Violence

The National Association of School Psychologists Resource Page 

Mental Health

Know the 5 Signs

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Get Help! Suicide Prevention, Emotional, and Mental Health Support for the Wood River Community

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
Call or Text: 208-398-4357

Common Sense Media 
Age appropriate resources/movies/games reviewed. Parenting resources

Grief and Loss Resources
National Alliance for Grieving Children
Child Mind Institute
The Dougy Center
Working with Anxiety/Depression and Other Autonomic Nervous System Challenges
Befriending Your Nervous System
Rhythm of Regulation
Justin LMFT